Homeless man 'overwhelmed' with support after teen girls taunt him

A homeless man is "overwhelmed" by the support he's received after news of a trio of teenage girls tricking and taunting him emerged online.

Fellow customer Sally Cudmore says she witnessed the three girls, aged around 16 or 17, "terrorising" the homeless man and promising buy him dinner from Nandos.

However, once inside the restaurant, the girls allegedly laughed at the man and ran off.

Ms Cudmore took a photo of the girls and posted it to Facebook.

"The man looked so upset and apologised to the workers. The girls were outside recording him and laughing hysterically while recording him as he was walking out.

"They had no intention of ordering him any food. Instead they followed him, laughing and terrorising him."

Since the post was shared, a teenager claiming to be one of the girls in the picture insisted the man had acted inappropriately.

"I told him to leave me alone and my friends and he started telling my friend how he would do things to her so I walked into Nando's, walked to the bar and told the man we are pretending to order food so the man leaves us alone and the man on the counter went along with it."

However, another witness, Emily Warress, backed up Ms Cudmore's version of the story, saying the girls were following the man and trying to scare him.

"You wasn't scared, I would have been the first to help if that was the case. You was bullying and taking the mickey out of a homeless man," Ms Warress said.

Ms Cudmore then met up with the homeless man and told him his story was in all the newspapers.

"He wants me to thank you all for your support and for all your kind words," she said in a video posted to Facebook.

"My daughter showed him the newspaper articles - because he didn't have a clue, he had no idea.

"He was overwhelmed ... He was such a polite, lovely man."

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